Kid-Friendly Chicken Fingers

Do you need a healthy dinner for the entire family? These baked chicken fingers are coated in cornmeal, which is considered a whole-grain, and makes a crispy coating. They also taste great served over salad greens.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2 chicken strips

  • Calories 225
  • Carbohydrate 22 g
  • Protein 23 g
  • Fat 3.5 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.0 g
  • Sugars 1 g
  • Dietary Fiber 1 g
  • Cholesterol 90 mg
  • Sodium 75 mg
  • Potassium 230 mg

This Recipe Serves 5


Cooking spray
1 cup cornmeal
½ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
¼ teaspoon thyme
1 egg
1 egg white
Dash hot sauce
1 pound boneless, skinless, chicken breast tenderloins


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray
  2. In a shallow dish, mix together the cornmeal, garlic powder, black pepper, and thyme.
  3. In another shallow baking dish, whisk together the egg, egg whites, and hot sauce.
  4. Dip a chicken breast strip in the egg mixture, and then drench in the cornmeal mixture. Coat well and place on baking sheet. Repeat procedure for the rest of the chicken strips.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes or until done (internal temperature of 165 degrees F). Turn chicken pieces over half way through cooking time.

MAKE IT GLUTEN-FREE: Confirm ingredients are gluten-free and this recipe can be gluten-free.

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